My advisors are Robert Malinow (Center for Neural Circuits) and Stephan Anagnostaras (Molecular Cognition Lab). I'm primarily interested in the molecular and neural network dynamics that underlie learning and memory, and study these processes using a mixture of neurobiological, computational modeling, and programming tools.
Currently, I'm examining the membrane diffusion of neurotransmitter receptors and modeling how these particles swarm and potentiate synapses.
To simulate filament scaffolding in a dendritic model, I developed a stochastic 3D model of actin dynamics based on parameters from previously established in steady-state models.
Many forms of adaptive behavior engender lasting physiological changes in the brain; reciprocally, neural plasticity among the brain’s synaptic connections provides the capacity for learning and memory.
Making whole genome and whole exome sequencing data files really, really, ridiculously smaller. Recently I’ve been doing some genomics work, using whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) data...Read
Someone recently posted this on reddit… Tonight, I discovered that I am afraid of death. Never, before tonight, had I been truly afraid of it. Of course, it’s not a fun thing to think of, but I don’t know, it never really hit me as something to fear.Read
Demo on how to hack a KORG drum pad. the KORG padKONTROL midi studio controller can be used as a versatile multipurpose input device. It has 16 velocity-sensitive (pressure-sensitive) tap pads, two twist knobs, an X-Y modulation touch pad, and various other features.Read
Out of the box, Matlab is a powerful tool with many great built-in features. Suffice to say, however, their default 2D plots leave a lot to be desired. While meat-and-potatoes graphs are fine on most days, when it comes time to publish...Read
Every so often, after too many cocktails, someone asks the question – “Do you think there are aliens out there in the cosmos?” My answer is always the same… “Probably not. At least not the kind of lifeform we could ever fathom in our wildest dreams.”Read
It’s Novell machine boss.. one of our most reliable servers. We’ve lost it. What do you mean ‘lost it’? Well, literally. It responds to ping. It’s completely functional – great up-time like I mentioned. We just can’t figure out where it is. It is the kind of tale any ITT/BOFH can dine-out on.Read